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Apr
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comment can i use a sheet of 26ga aluminium instead of a 1/16" steel plate?
Looks like this is the exact thing I need. The thickness is right, can just be nailed into place, and should protect the wires just so. Thank you!
Apr
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accepted can i use a sheet of 26ga aluminium instead of a 1/16" steel plate?
Apr
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comment can i use a sheet of 26ga aluminium instead of a 1/16" steel plate?
That's an interesting observation... I'll certainly ask for a code citation. But I'm curious: is there no provision in the code that discusses the safety of an junction box and the cables leading into and out of it? This is the only issue I'm trying to work around. (Just to be complete: he did mention that all knockouts must be either present or used, and that cables must be stapled within 8" of the box - though code says 12" - and that he would like to see at least 4" of cable inside the box; all of these requirements have been met).
Apr
7
comment can i use a sheet of 26ga aluminium instead of a 1/16" steel plate?
Hey, thanks for your reply. But nope, I don't have any such wires inside of studs; all of my drilled holes are at least 1.5" from each edge. The inspector specifically referred to cables going into the deep j-boxes being too close to the other edge of the stud.
Apr
7
comment can i use a sheet of 26ga aluminium instead of a 1/16" steel plate?
@DanD., I already own a good pair of tin snips that will easily cut the AL plate, but don't have any tools that can custom-cut 1/16" steel. Would rather not buy a special tool just to cut metal, which I won't need to use again.
Apr
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Mar
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comment Is there a peaceful way to handle this bird slowly destroying my car?
Just remember that moving a nest with little ones in it is probably not legal. Just adult birds; no problem.
Mar
1
comment My furnace has a vibration for about a second at the end of the heat cycle.
I'm not sure that a worn bearing speaks to quality of an entire brand. We use a Lennox furnace, brand-new in 2008. I've had to replace the entire draft inducer motor once - if I remember correctly, around 3 years ago. One bad component doesn't kill the entire brand IMO, in most cases...
Mar
1
comment What can I do about a low spot in my bathroom floor?
where is your home located, and what sort of construction is it? cinder block, wood frame, concrete? what's your floor material? tile, vinyl, stone?
Mar
1
comment how many outlets can you put on a 15amp breaker?
An anecdotal experience here: I put in a new 15-amp breaker in my basement, which is dedicated to controlling wall and ceiling outlets. This has 16 double receptacles in total, and the city's electrical inspector didn't seem to have any problems with the number.
Feb
23
comment How do I change light bulb on this type of ceiling fan?
a slightly damp latex glove will also help with better traction.
Feb
21
comment New Hardwood Floors Chipping
What's the humidity level, and what's the ambient climate where you live? It may be that the boards are too dry and chip at the least amount of pressure.
Feb
21
accepted Is there a recommended distance between fasteners on sole plates?
Feb
18
comment What length of Tapcon/ramset nail for base plate?
if you ultimately decide to go with the ramset, why not the hammer kind? i used this for my basement ($20 for the tool, plus around $30 or so for the consumables). already had a good b&d hammer, and the process was a whole lot of fun.
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comment Replacing hardwired fire alarms with 10 year sealed alarms
We have 9ft ceilings on our main level, and I've never had trouble using even something like a dining chair to reach the recessed light cans... No offense meant but I'm not sure that I 100% understand your concern with ceiling height.
Sep
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asked what could cause my gfci to randomly trip?
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